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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 18, 2011 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968, promising to end the Vietnam War. Instead, on April 30, 1970, in a televised address, President Nixon announced to the nation that an "incursion" into Cambodia had been launched by United States combat forces.

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At Kent State University, a massive demonstration was held on May 1, 1970 on the Commons, and another had been planned for May 4. There was widespread anger, and many protesters issued a call to "bring the war home."

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The Ohio National Guard was ordered to Kent State to quell the protests. They shot and killed four students and wounded nine. Two of the four students killed, Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller, had participated in the protest, and the other two, Sandra Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder, had been walking from one class to the next at the time of their deaths. Schroeder was also a member of the campus ROTC chapter.

College campuses around the US erupted.
There were protests, student strikes, and campus takeovers.

What was the "official response" by the Grateful Dead? The Boys played a free benefit concert at the M.I.T. protest on May 6, 1970. For me, this was by far GD's finest moment. Here is the SBD

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I'm proud to be an American Dead Head

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 18, 2011 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

I like the fact that MLK was a true and decent Christian Minister, a man of God. That he was opposed to abortion and supported civil rights for all, regardless of color, but regardful of charactor.
To all of you who admire him, he also loved Jesus - who gave him the heart of a great leader!

This post was modified by rastamon on 2011-01-18 20:32:00

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 18, 2011 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

I like the fact that you were able make your statement without resorting to some political bullshit to support a particular position.
Thank you.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 18, 2011 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

thanks - likewise.

For me, "political Bullshit" concerns things I don't agree with. (huhwhat?)

This post was modified by rastamon on 2011-01-18 21:37:16

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